Oh damn, they are blowing up New York again. How many times…

Now with less mumbly Bane.

I had a conversation over dinner about how we’re starting the summer with a bright popcorn movie and ending it with a dark ending tortured trilogy. Or, journeying from Joss Whedon to Christopher Nolan.



  1. It seems like the cool thing on the internet now is to hate on Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies. I don’t understand it. I, for one, am super excited for this. Considering Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are far and away the best Batman movies (with the Adam West movie closely behind), I can’t wait to see how he ends the story.

    Maybe it connects with the 14 year old in me who thinks all the quasi-military technology stuff is cool, I dunno. But I can’t wait!

  2. Are we really now complaining about the tone of the Nolan batfilms? Do we remember what came before? I have my problems with them for sure, but to scoff at it cuz its moody! I don’t know to me it looks like its going to be a good movie regardless of how ZOMG Avengers looks. I mean they are comic movies for sure, but do they really need to welcome comparisons?

  3. It’s actually Pittsburgh standing in for Gotham with some NYC shots. The avengers is cleveland standing in for NYC. Which gets blown up in a more upbeat fun manner.

  4. “It seems like the cool thing on the internet now is to hate on Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies.”

    I’d like to see those guys, because I’ve felt alone in criticizing them this whole time. And I’ve always had those opinions, not because it’s a “cool thing” to do (again, where are these others?).

  5. In the new Avengers movie, they blew up lots of streets I walk regularly… I didn’t care.

    I liked the scene with Harry Dean Stanton.

  6. I’m not hating on it, but for me personally The Dark Knight was about as dark as I like my superhero movies to be, and this one looks way darker. I think Nolan deserves the benefit of the doubt, though, and I’m definitely excited to see it.
    Plus this trailer made me feel a lot better about Hathaway as Catwoman.

  7. These two super-smart badasses don’t realize you can fight better if you ditch the outfits that hinder your ability to see, move, and breathe?

    I hope in my lifetime to see a live-action Batman who can like run and jump and do shit. If James Bond and John McClane don’t need seventy pounds of rubber armor, why the heck does Batman?

  8. @ Paul – you’re really pointing to Die Hard and James Bond as bastions of cinematic action handled realistically?